Public Debt Bureau March 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulations Governing Treasury Securities, New Treasury Direct System
Document Number: 05-5621
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
New Treasury Direct (also referred to as TreasuryDirect) is an account-based, book-entry, online system for purchasing, holding and conducting transactions in Treasury securities. This rule sets forth the terms and conditions for the conversion of definitive savings bonds of Series E, Series EE, and Series I to book-entry savings bonds in New Treasury Direct. Conversion offers the investor the convenience of a book-entry product, rather than having to provide safe storage for a paper product until final maturity or redemption. Conversion offers the government cost savings in the elimination of paper transactions such as reissues and the replacement of lost bonds. Conversion will further the underlying principle of New Treasury Direct, which is to enable investors to do business with Treasury online.